Sunday, November 25, 2012

Nov. 26- Dec. 2 Picture Perfect challenge

Hello, Paper Smooches fans & friends!

Today starts another fun challenge!! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for last week's winner :)

The fourth week of each month is always a Picture Perfect challenge. 
This week we are inspired by this picture!
So friends, that's your challenge--use this picture as your inspiration for your creation.  Follow it closely or use it loosely...just have fun! 

Create a NEW project (card, tag, layout, altered item, etc).

You must use at least one Paper Smooches stamp or free digi.

(stamps from other companies can be used, but please make sure that PS images are easily seen)

Post your Paper Smooches SPARKS project on your blog.  We would love you to include our SPARKS banner (shown on the right column) somewhere on your post, but it is not required.  (right click on the SPARKS challenge banner and save to your computer.  If you have any trouble, I am happy to e-mail the image to you) 
Please link to our web site: - and include Paper Smooches somewhere on your post.  Submit a direct link to your blog post using our linking system below.

If you do not have a blog, please upload your project to our Flickr Group and link to our web site in your description.  Submit a link to your gallery image using our linking system below.

Here's what you are playing for:
  • Two Paper Smooches SPARKS players will be chosen as our Featured Players. Featured Players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. 
  • One Paper Smooches SPARKS player will be chosen and named our PS Pro.  This player will be featured on the PSS challenge post as well as on the PS blog (Fridays), receive a blog button to display on their blog, and $30 credit to the Paper Smooches store!!! 
The deadline for this challenge is: Sunday, December 2nd at 10:59pm EST

The next challenge will be posted on: Monday, December 3rd at 12:01am EST
Winners will be announced at the bottom of the new challenge post.

I am honored to share our design team samples with you.  You can click on the links to see more of their beautiful work!
Jessica BavierPS Reflections and Pretty Phrases stamp set
Lisa Arana- PS Metropolis and My Peeps stamp sets
Lynn ManganPS Chit Chat and Reflections stamp set

It brings us GREAT JOY to see you using our stamps.  Thank you SO MUCH for sharing your creativity with us.  We truly appreciate you! We can't wait to see what you create!!! Good luck:) 
All skill levels are welcome.  You can enter as many times as you like.

******NEW: Starting with this new term, there will be two featured players and one winner for each challenge. Featured players will not receive a badge or gift certificate. Our PS PRO Winner will receive a winner's badge to display on their blog, as well as a $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!

Last week's entries were amaZZZZING! Our Featured Players and runner-ups for the November Cool Shades challenge are....
Suzanne Spokus

Our PS PRO winner for the November Cool Shades color challenge is....
Congratulations, Lynn PutPlease email {sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com} to receive your badge and $30 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!


  1. Congrats Lynn! And I love the featured cards!

  2. So thrilled to see my shoe card featured! Thanks so much! There is SOO much talent here on the PSS blog :) Love the new challenge!

  3. YAHOOO!!! Thanks so much for choosing my card as the Cool Shades winner and congrats to the Featured Players!

  4. Well played ladies! I love the samples and the winner and runner ups!

  5. THUD!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the samples for the challenge! Great job and awesome inspiration!

  6. Congrats to the winners and I LOVE this picture inspiration!

  7. Fantastic cards from the team using this awesome inspiration photo for this week! Thanks for another fun challenge!